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Christmas Eve Club

4 December 2012

Festive activities for children


The club is for those parents who have last-minute shopping and wrapping to do. There will be a chance for the children to design special Christmas cards as well as some edible goodies to be enjoyed on Christmas Day.

Centre, between noon and 3pm on Monday, December 24th.   The club will be held at Laticzone Study Support

In addition to the popular OAFC Matchday Club, there will be a very special OAFC Christmas Eve Club.

Oldham Athletic Community Trust and Laticzone Study Support Centre have joined forces to offer a new activity for the young people of Oldham to enjoy.

The club will cost £5 for the three hours of activities. To book on please contact Suzy Chapman ( or Martin Vose (


The club will

As well as the one-off Christmas Eve Club, the Trust is still running the popular Matchday Club throughout the Christmas period.  NOT be running for the Doncaster Rovers game on Boxing Day, however the club WILL be back open for the Crewe Alexandra game on the December 29th.

There is also the chance to play on the Boundary Park pitch at half time.  

Other activities include meeting mascot Chaddy and Latics' players pre-match and having the opportunity to accompany the players on to the pitch and act as flag bearers at selected games.

* Football coaching pre-match by fully qualified and CRB Trust coaches.
* Healthy eating workshops where children can prepare healthy meals.
* Animation filming/music and advert making.
* Designing Kick It Out tee shirts for the players to wear pre-match.
* Designing signs/posters for the family area at Boundary Park.
* Creating tannoy announcements to be played on matchdays.

The Matchday Club will involve both football coaching and different themed activities held in the Laticzone Study Centre, some of these activities include:


The children will then be escorted to the family section of Boundary Park where they will enjoy the match with a free complimentary junior match ticket, accompanied by the Matchday Club staff. Parents pick their children up from LaticZone at 5pm.

Club Members will arrive at Boundary Park at 12.45pm and take part in the different activities, delivered by FA Qualified and CRB checked staff from both OACT and Laticzone.

“ It`s a great way for children to enjoy watching Oldham Athletic, take part in experiencing new activities at Boundary Park while making new friends and all in a safe and friendly environment. ”

Martin Vose, Oldham Athletic Community Trust Participation Officer, said:  “I’m really exciting to be working with Laticzone to bring this new club to Boundary Park.

Suzy Chapman, Laticzone Study Support  Centre manager,  “It is very exciting that we can bring two specialist services together to create an exciting and innovative learning programme for young people to share their experiences through sport.”

added:  “This new idea has been a long time coming and we are eager to get it going.



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